Accounting Associate

Location:601 Ben E Keith Way NW, Albuquerque, New Mexico

FAQ_830000 Clerical & Supr.

Date Posted: 04/02/2024

Pay Type: Hourly
Job Family: Finance & Accounting
Req. No. 7439

For more than a century, Ben E. Keith Company has been a leader in fine food and premium beverage distribution, and we strive to consistently exceed our customers’ expectations.

Our Food Division is a complete broad line multi-state distributor, and our Beverage Division operates throughout the state of Texas as a proud distributor of Anheuser-Busch products, craft and import beer brands, spirits, and wine.

We are dedicated to the growth and success of our business, our customers, and our employees—continuing our commitment to delivering quality since 1906.

The purpose of the Accounting Associate is to assist and aid in a multitude of accounting functions.  Their primary tasks will be to monitor and ensure quick and efficient handling of invoice processing and payment for Ben E. Keith inventory purchases and other operating expenditures.

  • Voucher vendor product invoices for resale, ensuring accuracy, timeliness, and completeness of processing.
  • Maintain Accounts Payable files and records to ensure accurate and efficient invoicing.
  • Perform administrative tasks to ensure proper record-keeping and payment of operating expenditures.
  • Provide various daily, weekly, and monthly reporting to aid the division and other departments in performance tracking.
  • Ability to adapt to a fast-paced environment, train in all functions of the department and   provide coverage in all roles in the accounting department including coverage at the front desk.
  • Provide exceptional service to all customers, vendors, and co-workers.
  • Proactively seek efficiencies and areas of improvement.
  • Work with vendors, departments, and sales to manage process credits.
  • Execute vendor bill backs.

Job Requirements

  • College degree required, preferably in a related field.  Specific related courses, licenses or certifications are also acceptable.
  • Must be able to pass a background check, physical, and drug screen.
  • Clean driving record
  • At least 2 years of Accounts Payable experience
  • Wholesale food service distribution experience preferred.
  • Outstanding computer skills, with exceptional day entry (10-key by touch and alpha-numeric) skills
  • Proficiency with Excel specifically the ability to demonstrate competency with VLOOKUP and Pivot Table functions.
  • PeopleSoft experience preferred.
  • Ability to learn and use relevant internal applications.


Ben E. Keith (BEK) Company is one of the largest food and beverage distributors in the United States. We are a family-owned business with a long-standing tradition of supporting the diverse communities in which we live and work. Our competitive employee benefits provide health and financial protection to our employees and their families.

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance
  • Short and Long Term Disability
  • 401K with matching contribution
  • Profit-Sharing Plan (100% company-paid)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Wellness Program
    • Educational Assistance Program
    • Paid Vacation and Holidays
    • Employee Credit Union

    We have sought to create an environment in which the contributions of each employee at Ben E. Keith are fully valued. This means more than simply treating one another with respect; it also means considering how all our people can positively impact the quality of the decisions we make about our business.

    Here at Ben E. Keith, we recognize that our workforce reflects the increasingly diverse nature of our society, and we want to do all we can to take advantage of that diversity with both our external and internal customers. We believe our differences are also our strengths and we want to do all we can to use those strengths to find more creative solutions for the business challenges we face. Ben E. Keith is an equal employment opportunity, affirmative action employer. VEVRAA Federal Contractor